September 24, 2018

Did you know there is a Noon Kiwanis Club? The Conroe Noon Kiwanis club has been serving children and youth in the Greater Conroe area since 1952. Kiwanis International is dedicated to helping children around the world through 150,000 projects that all start in our own community. Volunteers create opportunities for children to be safe, curious, and healthy regardless of the community in which they live. Kiwanis Club members believe that if you give a child the chance to learn through experiences and dreaming-they will succeed and thrive with great things happening.

The Conroe Noon Kiwanis was created by charter members Truman S. Kimbro, Robert Dean, J Robert Liles, William T. Hooper, Ernest Massey, Charlie Quinn, and Raymond T. Weisinger on April 22, 1952. Judge Will Browder asked the members to consider establishing a child care facility to assist with temporary housing for abandoned children awarded to the court. William Moran donated a 25-acre tract to be used for the facility which eventually became the Buckner Child Care in 1980 and later turned over to Montgomery County Youth Services. June 11, 1954 the facility became a non-profit under the Directors of Gerald J Creighton, Jr, Dick Nuttor, S.C. Robertson, Al Ware, Ernest Coker, Jr., Milton B. McKee, Art Curley, Phil Barziza, and Arlie Brannon. Over 1000 children were served by this facility when it operated under the guidance of the Noon Kiwanis Club.

Current Board Members include Javier Pena, Steve Reeves, Dennis Umlang, Carolyn Price, Jim Matthews, Mike Cantu, Jerry Abbott, Jon Buckholtz, and Mike Riggens. Club activities include youth academic scholarships, Holiday Food Baskets, Kids Day at the Park, and a commitment to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus worldwide. Conroe Noon Kiwanis sponsors the Key Club at Caney Creek High School and is looking for additional high schools to get involved in Key Club.

You can help the club by contributing to our Annual Raffle with proceeds to benefit our mission to help children in the Greater Conroe area. Each ticket is $20 with the drawing held Oct. 10 at the Noon Kiwanis Meeting. 1st Prize- 4 Night Cruise from Galveston with Carnival for 2 adults and 2 children. ($2,600 value), 2nd Prize- Academy Gift card ($500 value),  3rd Prize Yettie Roadie 20 ($200 value). Contact our FB page with a message or one of our members to get a ticket.

The Conroe Noon Kiwanis Club meets every Wednesday at Hacienda Mis Padres Mexican Grill (5104 W. Davis, Conroe, TX 77304) at noon. Join us for lunch this week! If you are interested in making a difference in your community, contact the club at 936-760-2330, visit our website at or email